Rodney T. Jones

Senior Technical Specialist, Pyrometallurgy Division, Mintek


Rodney Jones Rodney Jones has worked in the Pyrometallurgy Division at Mintek since 1985. He holds a BSc(Eng) degree in chemical engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, a BA degree in logic and philosophy from the University of South Africa, and MSc(Eng) and PhD degrees in metallurgical engineering from Wits University. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Fellow and a Past President of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), and also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE). He was a Visiting Professor at the Center for Pyrometallurgy, University of Missouri-Rolla, during July and August 1996, and in 2002 and 2003 has also lectured in pyrometallurgy at Murdoch University, Perth, as an Adjunct Associate Professor. South Africa's National Research Foundation rated him in 2009 and 2015 as an 'Internationally Acclaimed Researcher'. The SAIMM awarded him an Honorary Life Fellowship in 2010. Rodney is also a member of the Board of Trustees for OneMine.org, and serves as the Chairman of the International Committee on Ferro-Alloys (ICFA). Rodney is married, with two children and one grandchild.

His main research interests are in the field of computer simulation and design of high-temperature processes, and the development of thermodynamic software. He is the author of Pyrosim software, for the steady-state simulation of pyrometallurgical processes. This software is in use in 22 countries around the world. Rodney is also one of the inventors of the ConRoast process, which has recently seen the demonstration of DC arc smelting of over 50 000 tons of PGM-containing materials at Mintek.

List of publications

1.     Meihack W.F.A.T., Curr T.R., Barcza N.A., & Jones R.T., The effect of feed pretreatment on the efficiency of a plasma-arc furnace, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-8), Tokyo, Japan, September 1987.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/ISPC8.pdf

2.     Jones R.T., Computer simulation of pyrometallurgical processes, APCOM 87, Proceedings of the Twentieth International Symposium on the Application of Mathematics and Computers in the Minerals Industries, Volume 2:Metallurgy, Johannesburg, SAIMM, October 1987, pp.265-279.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/Apcom87.pdf

3.     Dippenaar R.J., Barcza N.A., & Jones R.T., Energy considerations for the melting of DRI as a function of the degree of pre-reduction, Proceedings of the 7th Process Technology Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, AIME, Iron& Steel Society, April 1988.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/DRIenergy.pdf

4.     Jones R.T. & Botes B.D., Description of non-ideal slag and metal systems by the intermediate-compound method, Proceedings of Colloquium on Ferrous Pyrometallurgy, SAIMM, Vanderbijlpark, 18 April 1989.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/IMCC.pdf

5.     Barcza N.A., Curr T.R., & Jones R.T., Metallurgy of open-bath plasma processes, Invited lecture at the 9th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC-9), Bari, Italy, September 1989.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/OpenBath.pdf

6.     Jones R.T., Computer simulation of process routes for the production of raw stainless steel, Mintek Report M398, 20 December 1989.

7.     Jones R.T., Simple thermodynamic calculations for geological and metallurgical processes, MINSA Course on Thermodynamic Principles of Geological and Metallurgical Processes, Mineralogical Association of South Africa, 12-16 February1990, pp.1.39-1.58.

8.     Jones R.T., Simple reaction equilibrium calculations, MINSA Course on Thermodynamic Principles of Geological and Metallurgical Processes, Mineralogical Association of South Africa, 12-16 February 1990, pp.2.63-2.72.

9.     Jones R.T., Free-energy minimization, MINSA Course on Thermodynamic Principles of Geological and Metallurgical Processes, Mineralogical Association of South Africa, 12-16 February 1990, pp.4.1-4.17.

10.     Jones R.T. & Botes B.D., Description of non-ideal slag and metal systems by the Ideal Mixing of Complex Components approach, MINSA Course on Thermodynamic Principles of Geological and Metallurgical Processes, Mineralogical Association of South Africa, 12-16 February 1990, pp.4.39-4.58.

11.     Barcza N.A., Curr T.R., & Jones R.T., Metallurgy of open-bath plasma processes, Pure & Applied Chemistry, Vol.62, No.9, 1990, pp.1761-1772.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/OpenBath.pdf

12.     Meihack W.F.A.T., Jones R.T., & Nelson L.R., Thermo: Dynamic database and calculational program for compounds and reactions, Fourth Biennial Conference and Workshop on Computer Software for Chemical and Extractive Metallurgy Calculations, University of Missouri-Rolla, 7-10 June 1992.

13.     Meihack W.F.A.T., Jones R.T., & Nelson L.R., Density: A mineral density finder, Fourth Biennial Conference and Workshop on Computer Software for Chemical and Extractive Metallurgy Calculations, University of Missouri-Rolla, 7-10 June 1992.

14.     Jones R.T. & Nelson L.R., Pyrosim: Software for pyrometallurgical simulations, Fourth Biennial Conference and Workshop on Computer Software for Chemical and Extractive Metallurgy Calculations, University of Missouri-Rolla, 7-10 June 1992.

15.     Jones R.T., Pyrosim: Steady-state simulation of pyrometallurgical processes, School: Pyrometallurgy in the 90's, South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Randburg, 7-9 October 1992, 25 pages.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Pyrosim/Pyrosim2.htm

16.     Jones R.T., Curr T.R., & Barcza N.A., Developments in Plasma Furnace Technology, High-Intensity Pyrometallurgy, The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 4 February 1993, London.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/PlasmaDev.pdf

17.     Jones R.T., Barcza N.A., & Curr T.R., Plasma Developments in Africa, Second International Plasma Symposium: World progress in plasma applications, Organized by the EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) CMP (Center for Materials Production), 9-11 February 1993, Palo Alto, California.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Plasma/Plasma.htm

18.     Jones R.T., Practical desktop supercomputing, Third National Symposium on Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Stellenbosch, 30 June - 2 July 1993.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/1993Desktop.pdf

19.     Jones R.T., Curr T.R., & Barcza N.A., Development of plasma furnace technology at Mintek, Minerals Industry International, IMM, London, March 1994, pp.25-31.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/PlasmaDev.pdf

20.     Iorio L., Cortie M., & Jones R., Solubility of nitrogen in experimental low-nickel austenitic stainless steels, SAIMM Journal, SAIMM, Johannesburg, July 1994, pp.173-177.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/Nitrogen.pdf

21.     Schoukens A.F.S., Denton G.M., & Jones R.T., Pilot-plant production of Prime Western grade zinc from lead blast-furnace slags using the Enviroplas process, Third International Symposium on Recycling of Metal and Engineered Materials, Point Clear, Alabama, 12-16 November 1995, TMS Fall Extraction and Processing Meeting, pp.857-868.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/LBFS/LBFS.htm

22.     Jones R.T., Hayman D.A., & Denton G.M., Recovery of cobalt, nickel, and copper from slags, using DC-arc furnace technology, International Symposium on Challenges in Process Intensification, 35th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Montreal, Canada, 24-29 August 1996, pp.451-466.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Cobalt/Cobalt.htm

23.     la Grange T.G., Jones R.T., & Denton G.M., An evaluation of some possible integrated flowsheets for the pyrometallurgical recovery of cobalt, using DC-arc furnace technology, Trends in Base Metals Smelting and Refining Colloquium, SAIMM, Mintek, Randburg, 24-25 April 1997.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/1997laGrange.pdf

24.     Jones R.T., Thermodynamics and its applications - an overview, SAIMM Pyrometallurgy School, Randburg, 20-21 May 1997.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/1997JonesThermo.pdf

25.     Jones R.T., Computer software for metallurgical applications, SAIMM Pyrometallurgy School, Randburg, 20-21 May 1997.

26.     Jones R.T., la Grange T.G., & Assis G., Influence of DC-arc furnace geometry on a 'cobalt from slag' process, Nickel-Cobalt 97, 36th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Sudbury, Canada, 17-20 August 1997, pp.3-14.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/Geometry.pdf

27.     Deneys A.C., Robertson D.G.C., Jones R.T., & Worcester A.W., Recovery of cobalt from a Viburnum Trend lead blast furnace slag, Proceedings of Nickel-Cobalt 97, Volume II: Pyrometallurgy Fundamentals and Process Development, Edited by C.A. Levac and R.A. Berryman, Metallurgical Society of CIM, 36th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Sudbury, Canada, 17-20 August 1997, pp.23-37.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/Viburnum.pdf

28.     Lagendijk H. & Jones R.T., Production of ferronickel from nickel laterites in a DC-arc furnace, Nickel-Cobalt 97, 36th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Sudbury, Canada, 17-20 August 1997, pp.151-162.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Laterite/Laterite.htm

29.     Jones R.T., Recovery of cobalt, nickel and copper from slags using DC-arc furnace technology, Cobalt News 98/2, April 1998, pp.3-6.

30.     Jones R.T. & Deneys A.C., Using a Direct-Current Arc Furnace to recover cobalt from slags, JOM, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, Vol.50, No.10, October 1998, pp.57-61.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/CobaltJOM.pdf

31.     Morris A.E., Deneys A.C. & Jones R.T., 'Reduction and Melting of DRI', in Direct Reduced Iron, Chapter 13 by Arthur E. Morris, in Computer Modeling and Analysis of Processes for the Production of DRI, Edited by Jerome Feinman and Donald MacRae, Iron and Steel Society, 1998, pp.187-189.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/DRI.pdf

32.     Jones R.T., Platinum Smelting in South Africa, South African Journal of Science, Vol.95, November / December 1999, pp.525-534.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/Platinum.pdf
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Platinum/Platinum.htm

33.     Jones R.T., Denton G.M., Reynolds Q.G., Parker J.A.L., & van Tonder G.J.J., Recovery of cobalt from slag in a DC arc furnace at Chambishi, Zambia, Copper Cobalt Nickel and Zinc Recovery conference, SAIMM, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 16-18 July 2001.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/Chambishi.pdf
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Chambishi/Chambishi.htm

34.     Jones R.T., Denton G.M., Reynolds Q.G., Parker J.A.L., & van Tonder G.J.J., Recovery of cobalt from slag in a DC arc furnace at Chambishi, Zambia, SAIMM Journal, Volume 102, Number 1, January / February 2002, pp.5-9.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/Chambishi.pdf
This paper was awarded a silver medal by the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for publication in the January/February 2002 issue of the SAIMM Journal.

35.     Jones R.T., ConRoast: DC arc smelting of dead-roasted sulphide concentrates, Colloquium: Developments in metallurgical processing in the platinum industry, Rustenburg, South Africa, 14-16 November 2001.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/ConRoast/Summary.htm

36.     Jones R.T., ConRoast: DC arc smelting of dead-roasted sulphide concentrates, Sulfide Smelting 2002, Edited by Stephens R.L. & Sohn H.Y., TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), Seattle, 17-21 February 2002, pp.435-456.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/ConRoast.pdf
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/ConRoast/ConRoast.htm

37.     Jones R.T., Reynolds Q.G., & Alport M.J., DC arc photography and modelling, Minerals Engineering, Volume 15, Issue 11S1, pp.985-991. (Presented at Pyromet '02, Cape Town, 11-12 March 2002.)
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/ArcPhotoModel.pdf

38.     Jones R.T., Economic and environmentally beneficial treatment of slags in DC arc furnaces, VII International Conference on Molten Slags, Fluxes and Salts, The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Cape Town, 26-28 January 2004, pp.363-376.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2004JonesSlag.pdf

39.     Reynolds Q.G. & Jones R.T., Semi-empirical modelling of the electrical behaviour of DC-arc smelting furnaces, SAIMM Journal, Volume 104, Number 6, July 2004, pp.345-351.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2004Reynolds.pdf

40.     Jones R.T. & Kotzé I.J., DC arc smelting of difficult PGM-containing feed materials, International Platinum Conference, ‘Platinum Adding Value’, The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Sun City, South Africa, 3-7 October 2004, pp.33-36.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2004JonesConSmelt.pdf

41.     Jones R.T., JOM World Nonferrous Smelter Survey, Part II: Platinum Group Metals, JOM, December 2004, pp.59-63.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2004JonesPGMSmeltingSurvey.pdf

42.     Jones R.T., An overview of Southern African PGM Smelting, Nickel and Cobalt 2005: Challenges in Extraction and Production, 44th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 21-24 August 2005, pp.147-178.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2005JonesPGMsmelting.pdf

43.     Reynolds Q.G. & Jones R.T., Twin-electrode DC smelting furnaces – Theory and photographic testwork, Minerals Engineering, Volume 9, Issue 3, March 2006, pp.325-333.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2005Reynolds.pdf

44.     Jones R.T. & Curr T.R., Pyrometallurgy at Mintek, Southern African Pyrometallurgy 2006, Edited by R.T. Jones, SAIMM, Johannesburg, 5-8 March 2006, pp.127-150.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2006JonesMintek.pdf

45.     Phillips R.E., Jones R.T., & Cramer L.A., Independence Platinum Limited (IPt) - formation and objectives, International Platinum Conference ‘Platinum Surges Ahead’, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Sun City, 8-12 October 2006, pp.231-236.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2006Phillips.pdf

46.     Warner A.E.M., Diaz C.M., Dalvi A.D., Mackey P.J., Tarasov A.V., & Jones R.T., JOM World Nonferrous Smelter Survey Part IV: Nickel: Sulfide, JOM, April 2007, pp.58-72.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2007NickelSurvey.pdf

47.     McCullough S.D., Geldenhuys I.J., & Jones R.T., Pyrometallurgical iron removal from a PGM-containing alloy, Third International Platinum Conference, ‘Platinum in Transformation’, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Sun City, 5-9 October 2008, pp.169-176.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2008McCullough1.pdf

48.     Dunkley J.J., Norval D., Jones R.T., & Chennells P., Water atomisation of PGM-containing intermediate alloys, Third International Platinum Conference, ‘Platinum in Transformation’, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Sun City, 5-9 October 2008, pp.155-159.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2008Dunkley.pdf

49.     Phillips R.E., Chennells P., & Jones R.T., Braemore Platinum Smelters: Commercial exploitation of Mintek's ConRoast technology, Third International Platinum Conference, ‘Platinum in Transformation’, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Sun City, 5-9 October 2008, pp.141-147.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2008Phillips.pdf

50.     Geldenhuys I.J. & Jones R.T., Four years of DC arc smelting of PGM-containing oxide feed materials at Mintek, Pyrometallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt 2009, 48th Annual Conference of Metallurgists of CIM, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 23–26 August 2009, pp.415-427.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2009Geldenhuys.pdf
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2009Geldenhuys-CIM.pdf

51.     Jones R.T., Towards commercialisation of Mintek's ConRoast process for platinum smelting, Pyrometallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt 2009, 48th Annual Conference of Metallurgists of CIM, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 23–26 August 2009, pp.159-168.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2009Jones-ConRoast.pdf
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2009Jones-ConRoast-CIM.pdf

52.     Jones R.T., Geldenhuys I.J., & Reynolds Q.G., Recovery of base metals and PGMs in a DC alloy-smelting furnace, SAIMM Journal, Vol.109, No.10, October 2009, pp.587-592.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2009Jones-Recovery.pdf
This paper was awarded a certificate of merit by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for publication in the October 2009 issue of the SAIMM Journal.

53.     Reynolds Q.G., Jones R.T., & Reddy B.D., Mathematical and computational modelling of the dynamic behaviour of direct current plasma arcs, Infacon XII, The Twelfth International Ferroalloys Congress, 'Sustainable Future', 6-9 June 2010, Helsinki, Finland, pp.789-801.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2010Reynolds1.pdf

54.     Jones R.T. & Geldenhuys I.J., The pros and cons of reductive matte smelting for PGMs, Minerals Engineering, Volume 24 (2011), pp.495-498. (Presented at Precious Metals ’10, Falmouth, 15-16 June 2010.)
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2010JonesMatte.pdf
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2010JonesMatte1.pdf

55.     Reynolds Q.G. & Jones R.T., High-speed photography and modelling of direct-current plasma arcs, ICHSIP 29, Morioka, Japan, 20-24 September 2010.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2010Reynolds2.pdf

56.     Jones R.T., Reynolds Q.G., Curr T.R., & Sager D., Some myths about DC arc furnaces, Southern African Pyrometallurgy 2011, Edited by R.T. Jones & P. den Hoed, SAIMM, Johannesburg, 6-9 March 2011, pp.15-32.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2011Jones1.pdf

57.     Jones R.T., Reynolds Q.G., Curr T.R., & Sager D., Some myths about DC arc furnaces, SAIMM Journal, Volume 111, Number 10, October 2011, pp.665-673.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2011Jones2.pdf

58.     Geldenhuys I.J. & Jones R.T., What scale should your smelting testwork be done at, and what do you get for the money you spend?, Sixth Southern African Base Metals Conference, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 18-20 July 2011, Phalaborwa, South Africa, pp.477-492.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2011Geldenhuys.pdf

59.     Barnes A.R. & Jones R.T., Cobalt from slag - Lessons in transition from laboratory to industry, New Technology Implementation in Metallurgical Processes, 50th Conference of Metallurgists of CIM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2-5 October 2011, pp.111-125.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2011Barnes.pdf

60.     Mills K.C., Lang Y., & Jones R.T., Estimating the physical properties of slags, SAIMM Journal, Volume 111, Number 10, October 2011, pp.649-658.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2011Mills.pdf

61.     Jones R.T., The best research in mining and metallurgy (Journal Comment), SAIMM Journal, Volume 112, Number 10, October 2012, p. iv.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2012Jones-BestResearch.pdf

62.     Jones R.T. & Reynolds Q.G., Factors influencing the residence time distribution in continuously-fed batch-tapped furnaces, 51st Annual Conference of Metallurgists, CIM, Niagara Falls, Canada, 30 September – 3 October 2012, pp.141-149.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2012Jones-RTD.pdf

63.     Jones R.T., Open access to metallurgical publications, 51st Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Towards Clean Metallurgical Processing for Profit, Social and Environmental Stewardship, edited by R.H. Schonewille, D. Rioux, S. Kashani-Nejad, M. Kreuh, and M.E.S. Muinonen, Published by the Metallurgy and Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Niagara Falls, Canada, 30 September - 3 October 2012, pp.79-87.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2012Jones-OpenAccess.pdf

64.     Jones R.T., Open access to metallurgical publications, SAIMM Journal, Volume 112, Number 11, November 2012, pp.999-1003.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2012Jones-OpenAccess-SAIMM.pdf

65.     Battle T.P., Moats M., Cocalia V., Oosterhof H., Alam S., Allanore A., Jones R.T., Stubina N., Anderson C., Wang S. (Editors), Ni-Co 2013, Wiley, 256 pp., ISBN: 978-1-118-60575-2.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/NiCo2013.jpg

66.     Jones R.T., Reductive smelting for the recovery of nickel in a DC arc furnace, European Metallurgical Conference (EMC 2013), GDMB, Weimar, Germany, 23-26 June 2013, pp.1019-1025.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2013Jones-NickelRecovery.pdf

67.     Jones R.T., Capturing the technical heritage of experts (Invited address), Ralph Lloyd Harris Memorial Symposium, 52nd Conference of Metallurgists, Materials Science Technology Conference, 27-31 October 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, pp.139-143.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2013Jones-TechnicalHeritage.pdf

68.     Mackey P.J., Grimsey E.J., Jones R.T., Brooks, G.A. (Editors), Celebrating the Megascale, Proceedings of the Extraction and Processing Division Symposium on Pyrometallurgy in Honor of David G.C. Robertson, Wiley, ~700 pp., ISBN: 978-1-118-88961-9.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/Megascale.jpg

69.     Jones R.T., DC arc furnaces - Past, present, and future, Celebrating the Megascale, Proceedings of the Extraction and Processing Division Symposium on Pyrometallurgy in Honor of David G.C. Robertson, TMS 2014, 16-20 February 2014, San Diego, California, USA, pp.129-139.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2014Jones-DCArcFurnaces.pdf

70.     Jones R.T., Pyrometallurgy modelling (Journal Comment), SAIMM Journal, Volume 115, Number 5, May 2015, pp. iv-v.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2015Jones-PyroModelling.pdf

71.     Barcza N.A. and Jones R.T., Technical and industrial developments in ferro-alloys in southern Africa (Invited address), 14th International Ferro-Alloys Congress (Infacon XIV), 1-4 June 2015, Kyiv, Ukraine.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2015Barcza-Infacon.pdf

72.     Jones R.T., Fundamental aspects of alloy smelting in a DC arc furnace, PhD Thesis, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2015.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/RTJones-PhD-Thesis.pdf

73.     Jones R.T. and Mackey P.J., An overview of copper smelting in southern Africa, Copper Cobalt Africa, 8th Southern African Base Metals Conference, Edited by K.C. Sole and P. den Hoed, SAIMM, 6-8 July 2015, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia, pp.499-504.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2015Jones-Copper.pdf

74.     Kennedy M.W., MacRae A., Jones R.T., Kolbeinsen L., Nos P., and Filzwieser A., Some considerations for safer furnace cooling, 54th Conference of Metallurgists, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, 23-26 August 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 15 pp.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2015Kennedy-FurnaceCooling.pdf

75.     Jones R.T. and Reynolds Q.G., Design methods for DC arc furnaces to enhance furnace integrity, 54th Conference of Metallurgists, Canada, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, 23-26 August 2015, Toronto, Ontario, 10 pp.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2015Jones-Intensity.pdf

76.     Jones R.T., Presidential Address: Truth and error in scientific publishing, SAIMM Journal, Volume 115, Number 9, September 2015, pp.799-816.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2015Jones-Truth.pdf
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2015Jones-TruthSlides.pdf (Presentation)
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2015Jones-Truth.mp3 (Audio 66 MB, 70 minutes)

77.     Jones R.T. and Erwee M.W., Simulation of ferro-alloy smelting in DC arc furnaces using Pyrosim and FactSage, CALPHAD: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry, Volume 55, 2016, pp.20-25.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2016Jones-Calphad.pdf

78.     Jones R.T., President's Corner (Collected articles 2015-2016), SAIMM Journal,
Volume 115, Number 10, October 2015, p.v. (Mining in the global village)
Volume 115, Number 11, November 2015, p.v. (A sense of belonging)
Volume 115, Number 12, December 2015, p.vi. (A right to knowledge)
Volume 116, Number 1, January 2016, pp.vi-vii (Mining heritage)
Volume 116, Number 2, February 2016, pp.v-vi. (Cooperative human social behaviour)
Volume 116, Number 3, March 2016, pp.vi-vii. (Sustainability)
Volume 116, Number 4, April 2016, p.vii. (Ethics)
Volume 116, Number 5, May 2016, pp.vi-vii. (Electronic communication)
Volume 116, Number 6, June 2016, pp.vi-vii. (Perils of conferencing)
Volume 116, Number 7, July 2016, pp.vi-vii. (Celebrating the ordinary)
Volume 116, Number 8, August 2016, p.v. (Goals, systems, and plans)
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2016Jones-PresidentsCorner.pdf

79.     Jones R.T., University of the Witwatersrand Graduation Address, 31 March 2017.
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2017Jones-WitsGraduation.pdf
http://www.mintek.co.za/Pyromet/Files/2017Jones-WitsGraduation.mp3 (Audio 20 MB, 14 minutes)



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